An ancient Roman site of national importance and a medieval city full of charm, today, Avenches is a city whose heart beats to the rhythms of events which take place every summer within the Roman arenas dream decor. Avenches has something to offer to all ages and for everyone’s taste.
Following the Opera Festival which is now a well established beacon of light on the Swiss summer cultural scene, the young and young at heart come to listen to the sounds of pop, blues, hard, etc., during the Rock Oz’Arènes; the smallest of the great Swiss rock festivals. The summer season ends with the Aventicum Musical Parade, the international military music festival; inspired by the famous Edinburgh Tattoo.
Horse lovers never miss out on attending the numerous riding competitions that take place at the IENA; the one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary equestrian centre in Europe.
In addition, the region offers superb hiking, cycling, or walking and the Lake Morat beaches beckon you for swimming and leisure activities in a protected nature reserve. For camping enthusiasts, first rate camping locations close to the Lake Morat shores assure total relaxation during vacation time.